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In the Presidential handle to the British organization at its final assembly, Mr. Thiselton-Dyer quoted a letter from Sir John Kirk, deploring the forget of possibilities for clinical usefulness via British citizens in West Africa. "Such chances," he stated, "never will ensue back, for roads at the moment are being made and methods lower within the jungle and wooded area, and you've got to hand all types of bushes point at the flooring prepared for research. those convey down with them orchids, ferns, and climbers of many varieties, together with rattan arms, and so forth. yet, very good as are the officials who dedicate their power to hence beginning up this nation, there's not one guy who is aware a palm from a dragon-tree, so the opportunity is misplaced. unusual to claim, the scientific males of the govt provider recognize much less and care much less for usual background than the army males, who at the least remorse they've got no education or examine to permit them to take an clever curiosity in what they see round them."

Having felt an analogous remorse at the different part of the continent, I had already divided this ebook into elements - one dedicated to a story of a trip in jap British East Africa, and the opposite to a normal account of the ordinary historical past of the rustic visited.

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